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Old 11-22-2009, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking at a new board for this season. Last year I spent like 80% of my time on the mountain lapping the parks; jibbing, buttering and 15-30 footers. So I'm looking for a board that is pretty park oriented. I'm going to be going out around 10-15 times this season on weekends, but I'm also part of a local ski club thats going to go out another 4 on fridays, so I'd say I'm out there fairly regularly.

Right now I'm probably going to be using a set of 09 Burton Missions as my bindings, and the boards I'm looking at are
-K2 Parkstar
-Ride Machete
-Forum Youngblood Chillydog

*all those boards are wide, I'm a size 11.5ish snowboard boot.

As I said I'm mainly going to be in the park, I want a board with enough flex to butter and curve over rails but not so noodly that I'm going to wash out on anything bigger than a 15 footer. I've heard that the Youngblood is a pretty soft board, can anyone rate them in that regard if they've rode these boards before?

I live in southern ontario and usually go to the states to ride, so I almost never get any powder mainly groomed runs for me. I dont need to worry about any other snow conditions because they would be very rare.

So, thoughts on these boards or any other recommendations?
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From your list, I'd say go with the K2 Parkstar but I'll guarantee someone will add in to get a NeverSummer board. They do make great boards though.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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horrorscope fk would be good. i have a 151 and i wear size 11.5 and don't need a wide, but it does come in wides
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love my Horrorscope FK...
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Parkstar I've heard great things about, I own a horrorscope and that wouldn't be a bad choice either. Maybe a jibpan which might be a little to stiff for buttering, or an artifact 85 is slightly stiffer then the regular artifact, I haven't taken mine off any kickers yet cause my mountain doesn't have any open. I would think it would be fine for atleast 20ish footers.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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From your list, I'd say go with the K2 Parkstar but I'll guarantee someone will add in to get a NeverSummer board. They do make great boards though.
Yup. Check out the Never Summer Evo-R and SL-R decks. They have rocker between the bindings, but camber at the tips so you'll get the butteryness but not the wash-outs. I think they're $40 or $50 more than the Parkstar and Machete, but probably wayyy better for your needs.

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Old 11-23-2009, 06:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No idea what size you need, but there is an 09 Ride Dose 159 on Sierra for $170. I have a friend who is 6'3 and wears a 12.5 boot and he has this exact board and loves the hell out of it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i dont know much about the boards you suggested but the horrorscope is the best thing for buttering and presses. Plus you would be fine one the medium kickers.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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From your list. The Parkstar.

Though I must throw in the CAPiTA Indoor FK or Ultrafear FK.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i think im going with the parkstar since i found a nice 155 at a local shop, takes the hassle out of ordering online, shipping to canada and whatnot. It was high on my list anyways. Thanks for the help guys, i considered the Horrorscope FK but i didnt really want to go to an extruded base and I hear the Parkstar has more pop and handles kickers better. I should be picking it up tomorrow
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